About The Mama Bear
Hi my name is Susan and I am the Mama Bear. I thought I would take some time and let you know a little about me and my web site. First I was raised by a woman who thought I should graduate with honors from the Susie Home Maker School of Champions. And I did. She taught me to be creative. She taught me passion for all things creative. She chose quilting, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, rug making and weaving. She also taught me a great love for antiques and art work as well as a deep passion for both.
I chose to be different. While she taught me how to do all those things, I chose bead work, candle making, soap making and glass mosaic work. I fell in love with beads at the ripe old age of 10 and have spent the last 39 years putting them on as many garments as I could get my hands on. I created as many different earrings and eye glass holders as I could. My eye glass holders were created because I got tired of misplacing my glasses, and if I had to wear them I wanted something fancy around my neck.
I believe my bead collection is currently at about 1000 lbs. And I keep adding to it. Along with my love of beads I also fell in love with jewelry, real and costume. Thus my rather large collection. I have been an avid collector since the age of 12. Costume jewelry has always fascinated me. Anything done with crystals, glass and rhinestones. It has to sparkle. And bigger is better. I like rather large unique pieces.
Thus my reason for this web site. I have sons and no daughters to pass all my collections and creative pieces of art work off to. Boys just don't get it like we girls do. I have collected children's art work collector plates, eggs, antique glass, turquoise jewelry, antique jewelry, costume jewelry, signed prints and misc glassware for over 30 years. I have created 100s of pieces of beaded art work and glass mosaic pieces for over 30 years. I have made 100s of candles and bars of soap for over 20 years. I make soap monthly and if there is a scent you would like to have made for you please feel to contact me directly. I want the most for my dollar so I make soap the way I like it - Large Bars. I have over 50 scents in stock.
However while I will continue to create, I really need to liquidate a lot of my collections. My prices are based mostly on what I paid for these items or current market value. And I think they are fair. Because my collections are so extensive I will be adding new items often so stay tuned for many more goodies.
What I want most, even if you're not buying, is for you, the customer, to enjoy browsing my web site. Enjoy what you see and leave with a smile on your face. I have tried to be as accurate as I possibly can be about the history and details of every piece on my web site. If for some reason you disagree, please feel free to email me at anytime. I am open to suggestions. Or if you just want to email to chat about a piece on my web site, again feel free to do so at anytime. I am a strong believer in good customer service and relations.
I have also created a page on my web site for you the customer called "Hot Chicks". It's a page where I can post a photo of you with your purchase, whether it be a piece of jewelry or any item, your name, city and state and show you off to the world. My way of thanking "You" for being a customer of mine. Whether you are 10 or 90 we are all "Hot Chicks" and should be appreciated for that. Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this. I hope it helped you understand "Me" a little.
The Mama Bear